OpenAI is considering developing its own AI chips and has even evaluated potential acquisition targets, according to Reuters sources. Faced with a chip shortage and high costs, OpenAI has been exploring various options, including developing its own AI chip, partnering more closely with chipmakers such as Nvidia, and diversifying its suppliers. Developing its own AI chips could require significant investment and take several years. While no decision has been made, OpenAI's pursuit of more AI chips is fueled by concerns about the scarcity of GPUs and the high cost of running its software and hardware.
In late September, The Information and the Financial Times reported on OpenAI CEO Sam Altman's plan to create the "iPhone of AI" with ex-Apple designer Jony Ive.